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ELFA releases Monthly Leasing and Finance Index for July.

August 27, 2013

According to ELFA's Monthly Leasing and Finance Index, overall new business volume for July was $7.2 billion, up 9% compared to volume in July 2012. Month-over-month, new business volume was down 16% from June, and year-to-date cumulative new business volume increased 10% compared to 2012. Receivables over 30 days were at 1.5% in July, up slightly from historic low of 1.4% in June. Delinquencies declined from 2.2% in same period in 2012, and charge-offs were unchanged for past 5 months. Read More

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MTConnect Institute releases introductory white paper.

August 27, 2013

Written for those interested in writing MTConnect®-enabled applications, "Getting Started with MTConnect – Writing Client Applications" aims to expand number of MTConnect software developers and applications. Topics include MTConnect basics, devices and discovery, as well as standard overview in addition to fault tolerance and persistence of data, testing MTConnect clients, and understanding MTConnect’s XML Schema. Paper also addresses requests/responses, hands-on labs, and help advice. Read More

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Simulation Software Portal has been unveiled by PolymerOhio.

August 27, 2013

As unveiled by PolymerOhio, Manufacturing and Polymer Portal delivers access to advanced simulation software that increases productivity of SMEs nationwide. Simulation software and digital tools let companies effectively predict manufacturing outcomes, displacing such methods as trial and error. Functionalities of this Web-based platform will be demonstrated via webinar open to all manufacturers on July 25, 2013 at 1:00 pm EDT. Read More

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Best Paper Award Winners have been announced for 2013 SPE ACCE.

August 27, 2013

Organizing committee for the SPE® Automotive Composites Conference and Exhibition (ACCE) announced Best Paper Award winners for thirteenth-annual show, which will take place September 11–13, 2013. Honorees Thierry Malo, David Sheridan, and Dr. Ivor Huan-Chang Tseng (or their representatives) will receive commemorative plaque for excellence in technical writing during opening ceremonies. All 3 winners received highest average ratings by conference peer reviewers out of 90 contenders. Read More

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Record Participation Levels are projected for ChemEdge 2013.

August 26, 2013

ChemEdge 2013 started off with record setting numbers for attendee and exhibitor numbers at National Association of Chemical Distributors (NACD) flagship event, which is scheduled for August 21–23 in Dallas, TX. In last 3 years, exhibitor numbers have grown 18%. This includes the presence of many new exhibitors. Regarding registration, ChemEdge has seen yearly increases. This year alone saw 130+ first time attendees. Read More

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Metal Powder World Congress is seeking technical papers.

August 26, 2013

Program committee for 2014 World Congress on Powder Metallurgy and Particulate Materials (PM2014) has issued "Call for Papers and Posters" covering latest developments in powder metallurgy (PM) materials, processes, and applications. Abstracts of 100–150 words can cover any aspect of PM and particulate materials technology. Key topics identified for in-depth discussion within special interest programs include NDT/failure analysis, machinability, fatigue, and PM growth technologies. Read More

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NEMA commends Hurricane Sandy Task Force.

August 26, 2013

NEMA commended the President’s Hurricane Sandy Rebuilding Task Force for setting the goal of reconstructing in a way that makes the region more resilient and better able to withstand future storms. NEMA member companies published Storm Reconstruction: Rebuild Smart, which describes key technologies for smart rebuilding including Smart Grid solutions; microgrids, energy storage, and decentralized generation; backup generation; and components that can stand up to storm and water surge. Read More

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NACD Honors Linden Bulk Transportation with distribution award.

August 26, 2013

As announced by NACD Treasurer Doug Brown, Linden Bulk Transportation received NACD's 2013 Responsible Distribution Excellence Award. Linden Bulk Transportation is eighth recipient of this award and first Chemical Handler Affiliate to ever achieve it. While announcing this award, brown said "Linden Bulk Transportation embodies excellent performance in EHS&S in the chemical distribution industry and...dedication to a high level of customer satisfaction." Read More